Originally Posted by sweetpea105
Hi all! I am Jane -- count me in for the challenge. I am currently 189.0 so I will round up to 19 lbs. Heading out for the holidays tomorrow after work so I will post when I get back after New Years. These next 10 days will be really stressful, which is a trigger for me. I restarted on Oct 12 at 207, so I am happy at my progress. I eat whole food, low carb, lower calories and lower fat. For exercise, it's walking on the treadmill.
I found this formula on another board and did the math for my weight and it seemed to make sense so I thought I would pass it along:
1. take your current weight x 77 (this is some sort of multiplier and I don't remember the science behind this number) = the amount of intake calories per week to maintain your current weight. (i.e., 188 x 77 = 14,476)
2. take the number of lbs you wish to lose per week x 3500 (this is the # of calories/lbs) = calorie burn (i.e., 2 x 3,500 = 7,000)
3. take the result from #1 - result from #2 = the total calories you should intake per week in order to lose x lbs. (i.e., 14,476 - 7,000 = 7,476 calories)
4. take the result from #3 / 7 (days) = the number of calories you need to consume per day in order to lose x lbs per week. (i.e., 7,476/7 = 1,068)
I use this as a guideline b/c 1,068 calories seems a bit too low for me. If I exercise and burn 400 calories, it would mean that I can eat almost 1,500 calories and still lose 2 lbs./week.
Does this make sense or am I missing some science?